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Kibish Archaeology Dig (Image 1)

June 9, 2010
A formation near the town of Kibish, location of the archaeology dig where human bones believed to be 195,000 years old were discovered along the Omo River in southern Ethiopia. The bones are nearly 40,000 years older than skulls from Herto, Ethiopia, the previous record holders. The team of archaeologists that led the National Science Foundation-supported dig included Ian McDougall of Australian National University, Frank Brown of the University of Utah and John Fleagle of Stony Brook University. Further information is available in NSF Press Release 05-024, "New Clues Add 40,000 Years to Age of Human Species." [One of 8 related images. See Next Image.]